At The Backstage of Luxury Yacht Interiors
They create a unique approach to craftsmanship and redefine luxury engineering. They provide yacht interior designers with freedom and flexibility. They deliver a certain lifestyle to the yacht Owners. They present art objects that equilibrate with the life of the yacht interior surrounding. Meet WEDENSTEIN - Austrian Craftsmen, Engineers, Artists.
WORKS OF ART AS THE LIVING ORGANISM
WEDENSTEIN – the scope of their expertise include: special surfaces and special constructions for superyachts, fine cars and residential projects.
True love for what you do knows no boundaries and no measures – WEDENSTEIN and their art can infiltrate all the way through artisan, resin and liquid metal surfaces, luxury furniture, trims and accessories, artworks, handrails, upholstery – finishing up on 2D and 3D drawing engineering solutions. They create a distinctive manner of living to customers who identify with their innovative and “original brand without origins”.
EXPERIMENTS AS A TRUE METHOD OF KNOWLEDGE
They love combining unusual materials. Would you think that copper and carbon fiber or Scottish square fabric under lacquer and gold leaf wouldn’t go well together? Burlwood with gold, copper with lacquer, hand-stitched leather and alcantara – the list is long. WEDENSTEIN’s doctrine is: “In Art, practice comes before theory”.
PROJECTING TRENDS: OLD IDEAS IN THE FACE OF THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Fitting tons of bronze in superyachts is a rising market. WEDENSTEIN, using an advanced technology, is currently manufacturing about three thousand parts for an 80m superyacht project, collaborating with a renowned company in UK to extract the best that bronze has to offer: silent glamour blended with elegance.
Yacht Interior Designers love the aged look on metal parts, combined with stiff vintage leather that introduces a heavily sophisticated atmosphere. How to pull of the “romance” and charm of antiquity? If you dare to ask WEDENSTEIN, that means you are not afraid of making progress.
3. RESIN SURFACES
Three-dimensional surfaces with optical depth are elaborated the way to break with square interior routine, to add personal flair to yacht interior design and to help transform the luxury space into a “complex simplicity” of artistry. There can be created countless objects within the surface like real clover leaves, feathers of rare birds (collected around a mountain lake), or tunnels of pure gold. The surface experts at WEDENSTEIN also create faux-marbles and faux-stones, giving designers the freedom to decide on a unique specialty finish.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN MATERIAL SCIENCE
The creation journey is followed by in-house and external meetings with customers to discuss design challenges and quality improvement. The trips to shipyards, in turn, are to supervise the refit projects ensuring top standards and delivering, without dispute, one of the highest forms of artistic progress for yacht interiors. WEDENSTEIN processes about 1000 samples per year to develop new optical highlights, but also to develop new materials with chemical producers. Many commodity materials are manufactured exclusively for the company.
Diversity of imagination, emotional intelligence and passion for work are anchored at the base of the WEDENSTEIN’s beliefs. The final result is not limited to their talent as skilled artisans but it is also a consequence of the capacities of “mental powers” where art has its origins.
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Building a Design Legacy of Award-Winning Ilumen 28M Series by Dominator Yachts
Old ways will never open new doors. The commitment that unlocked the door of Imagination allowed the vision of Luca Catino, who is responsible for the interior design of Cadet V to stand out, to look different and to show that difference boldly, with no regrets. Built by Dominator Yachts, part of Ilumen 28M series - M/Y Cadet V is the custom-made and unique to the last detail masterpiece of Italian Design. This luxury yacht won the "Best Semi-custom Yacht of the Year" award at The World Yacht Trophies 2018 in Cannes.
Key features of Cadet V include three stylish en-suite large stateroom while the main deck offers elegant outside dining area shaded by flybridge hardtop.
Two beautiful artworks by Stefano Curto featuring thousands of stunning Swarovski crystals in the main salon and master cabin take pride of place in the refined yacht interior. The gorgeous suede by Foglizzo forms a part of a different colour scheme in each of the luxurious cabins. The bathrooms feature an accompanying handmade file rouge mosaic by Sicis, while the pearl grey parquet accentuated by darker ‘comento’ edging provides a soft palette for the blue agate recessed on the walls of the master cabin and lower deck lobby.
What makes this boat unique is, according to Luca Catino, the use of “primitive forms and their intersection that generates elements that we can cyclically find in every environment".
Passion for art is the supreme source of inspiration, followed by the taste of the Owner and the characteristics of a Nordic design like minimalistic, decluttered spaces, warm woods, cool blue and gray textiles. Modern and clean lines are to keep the entire space feeling cohesive and effortlessly elegant.
A lot of attention was given to the selection of materials of extreme richness and contrasts. Fine woods used to dress the yacht interiors, with tonalities of grey and blue oak reflect the lifestyle living shaped in the integrity with the natural environment.
Cadet V presents the combination of an advanced technology and master craftsmanship that produces one-off works of art, luxury and style. The ultra-modern design is completely unique to the industry. By mastering strong visual contrasts, screaming out the contemporary and masculine aesthetics, Luca Catino embraced the design as a way of life and art that can never be imitation.
Interior: Luca Catino Design
Shipyard: Dominator Yachts
Photo: Breed Media
Interior Decor: Boutsen Design